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By Ramesh Subramanian,Lea Shaver

This is the 3rd quantity in our entry to wisdom sequence. India is a $1 trillion economic system which however struggles with a really excessive poverty cost and intensely low entry to wisdom for nearly seventy percentage of its inhabitants which lives in rural areas.

This quantity positive aspects 4 elements on present concerns dealing with highbrow estate, improvement coverage (especially rural improvement coverage) and linked innovation, from the Indian standpoint. every one bankruptcy is authored by means of students taking an interdisciplinary method and affiliated to Indian or American universities and Indian think-tanks. every one examines a coverage region that considerably affects entry to wisdom. those contain info and communications expertise for improvement; the Indian electronic divide; networking rural parts; copyright and comparative enterprise types in track; unfastened and open resource software program; patent reform and entry to medicinal drugs; the position of the Indian govt in selling entry to wisdom the world over and regionally.

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